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Orgs: ACM & ACM-W

Valparaiso University’s CIS Department supports two student professional organization chapters – one ACM and one ACM-W. These local affiliates provide Valpo students with a link to their international parent organizations:

  • The Association for Computing Machinery is the world’s largest educational and scientific computing society. It delivers resources that advance computing as a science and a profession. It serves its members and the computing profession with leading-edge publications, conferences, and career resources. [from]
  • ACM-Women supports, celebrates, and advocates internationally for the full engagement of women in all aspects of the computing field, providing a wide range of programs and services to ACM members and working in the larger community to advance the contributions of technical women.  [from]

These student organizations partner with the IEEE student chapter (hosted and supported by the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department) and other groups across campus for a variety of projects.

Current and upcoming events can be found on their calendar or at the Semester Schedule at

Prior events include:

  • The Grad School Orientation & Information Night,
  • Hour Of Code,
  • Raspberry Pi Exhibition Night,

along with a various outreach and social occasions, including the Neils ‘Haunted Science Lab‘.

The organizations have a repository of past projects/information at: